A program leading to the Sixth-Year Certificate in Adult Learning provides an opportunity for advanced students who have the master’s degree to increase their professional competence through further study under the guidance of a faculty member.
The Adult Learning 6th year program in the Department of Educational Leadership prepares individuals to:
- Identify issues that impact adult learning across a variety of contexts;
- Critically examine important questions in the field using rigorous research methodologies and methods;
- Construct theoretical models based on sound empirical research to guide practice and policy;
- Lead organizations in assessing and meeting learning needs of individual adults, organizations, and communities;
- Design supportive learning environments and systems;
- Facilitate learning activities to optimize adult learning;
- Apply lenses of social justice and organizational change to work in and with complex organizations.
Students must earn at least thirty credits in a planned program of professional education beyond the Master’s Degree, and complete a summary project or a comprehensive exam.
Required Core Courses (15 credits):
Tract Two courses focus on Designing Learning Environments. Examples of courses in this tract include:
Research Courses (six credits minimum):
This certificate is offered by the Neag School of Education.